Ever since I was a child, I would enthusiastically enter Dukagjini & skim through books for hours, secretly wishing that my dad would buy me one. And he always did! Not much has changed over the years…besides that now I have to pay for my own books (welcome to adulthood).
Whenever I go to Dukagjini I lose track of time browsing all the shelves, hungry to take a glimpse of every single book. After all, there are more than 12,000 titles spanning various subjects & categories – science, politics, economics, history, animals, motivation, classical literature etc. Once you enter, you will forget there is a door because a whole different world is at your fingertips.
As an avid reader of books in English, I love Dukagjini as it offers a large collection of books in foreign languages (French, Spanish, Italian and especially English). It is definitely the most up-to-date bookshop in Prishtina where you can find some of the latest publications. Fun fact: it is also the first international bookstore to open in the city after the devastating war in 1999.
Oh, let’s not forget about the interior. Calm music, wooden stairs, compelling book covers and the smell of freshly printed books… If heaven exists, I bet it’s full of these!
Good news: you don’t have to die in order get a taste, visit Dukagjini instead.